Colloquium Schedule

Colloquium: Thursday, October 21, 4:25 PM (this colloquium is being held via Zoom only)

“Materials Properties from Quantum Mechanical Principles”, by Prof. Pratibha Dev, Howard University

Condensed Matter Physics (CMP) is a prominent and a broad field of study in physics. CMP is both practical and fundamental at the same time. This talk will focus on Density Functional Theory – an immensely successful theory in CMP that uses quantum mechanical principles for determining properties of materials. In order to showcase the power of Density Functional Theory, I will discuss our recent results for novel 2D crystals, such as graphene and molybdenum ditelluride, which are of interest for the next-generation technologies.

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Physics and Astronomy Colloquia are usually scheduled for Thursdays at 4:25 PM in Room 316 Lewis Lab.  For Zoom participation, please see below:

Meeting ID: 972 1274 7894
Passcode: 631869

Physics Colloquium Schedule for Fall 2021

Click on Title below for past or upcoming Announcements (where available), and Speaker name for website.        

Date Speaker Affiliation Title
August 26 Damien Thevenin Lehigh University From Membrane Protein Biophysics to Selective Tumor Targeting 
September 2 Brandon Mitchell West Chester University

Development of Semiconductor-based Intra-center Photonics for Micro-Display and Quantum Computing Applications

September 7 Michael Lisa Ohio State University Subatomic Swirls: Ultra-relativistic Nuclear Collisions and Nature's Most Vortical Fluid
September 16 Edward Lyman University of Delaware You are what you eat, and there are biophysical consequences
September 23 Liam McAllister Cornell University The Cosmological Constant and the Quantization of Parameters
September 30 Jean-Baptiste Salmon LOF Laboratory, France Microfluidic measurements of collective diffusion in complex fluids : drying, ultrafiltration, and pervaporation
October 7 Lam Hui Columbia University Wave dark matter
October 14 Bonggu Shim State University of New York How can we visualize nonlinear interactions of ultrashort high-intensity laser pulses with matter?
October 21 Pratibha Dev Howard University Materials Properties from Quantum Mechanical Principles
October 28 Timm Wrase Lehigh University α-attractor models of inflation
November 4 Fakher Assaad University of Wurzburg to be announced
November 11 Mike Shelley Flatiron Institute to be announced
November 18 Barbara Jacak UC Berkeley  to be announced
November 25 Thanksgiving Break - -
December 2 Kevin Wright Dartmouth College to be announced